Watching Fish Person



Encounter Conditions

Only while Etheric

Initial Text

Making your way across the lakebed, you slowly realize you're being watched. A fish… person… thing with a spear is peering at you from behind a rock.

On the bright side, you think it would have attacked you already if it was going to.

Summary of Choices

  1. Try to communicate - Nothing or Gain 5 XP in Will
  2. Try to trade - Gain 10 energy of Ocean Song.
  3. Take the fight to it - Fight a Deep Hunter
  4. Leave it be - Walk away

Choice Text and Results

Try to communicate

You try to understand the thing's strange, singing language. It's interesting, but but the creature gets bored and wanders off before you make any real progress.

or, after managing to communicate with the fish person in Lake Metroplex (North):

You do your best to draw the creature into a game of pantomimes like the trader you met early. You think it's some sort of scout, perhaps somewhere between a hunter and guard, or they may just not distinguish between them.

There are apparently many of its kind down here at least one of which might be able to communicate more easily. It jabs further south with its spear, towards the darkest and most polluted waters.

Well, even if you got half that wrong, you're pretty proud of yourself.

You've earned 5 XP in Will

Try to trade

It looks over your possessions, then shakes its head in a strangely human gesture. Apparently you don't have anything that interests it.

Or, with at least one shark tooth in inventory, but not enough to buy anything?

It looks over your possessions, pulling out a shark tooth, then pausing for what seems like eternity.

It points at itself and shakes its head in a strangely human gesture. Then, using your shark tooth as a pointing device, it gestures towards the north.

It begins to swim away, stops, comes back and gives you your shark tooth back. It leaves again, singing a haunting melody.

Well, that was interesting if not necessarily the clearest message ever.

You've gained 10 energy of Ocean Song.

Take the fight to it


You do your best to rush towards the creature. It floats patiently with its spear raised, almost like a salute, waiting for you to make the first move.

(Fight a Deep Hunter)

Leave it be

Something happens, but mostly it's just

See Walk Away

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